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When sunlight is reflected, say off the moon or a mirror, is the reflected light a wave or a particle?


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kelseymh8 years ago
Yes.
Dr.Bill8 years ago
both
Keeter8 years ago
photons sir, photons. Waves of particles, so therefore, both.
zimy (author)  Keeter8 years ago
Thanks Keetr! Now for a follow up question: Does your answer mean that the light waves act similar to a carrier wave for the particles? Thanks for your answer in advance :-)
Keeter zimy8 years ago
The technical aspect of this is deep in debate. But the short answer is, light acts as both a particle and a wave. It's one of those mysteries of science that still is not completely figured out. If anyone claims that it is one or the other, call them a liar. It was decided 80 years that it was a wave, but even that was overturned just a few short years ago. If you want to look into it further, the name that they gave the action is 'Duality'.
110100101108 years ago
it is both of them just like any other light